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Numix Solarized by bitterologist Numix Solarized by bitterologist
Now with more accent colors! I added a script that allows you to chose any of the eight Solarized accent colors as your selected background color, anything from the standard blue to magenta or yellow.

This is a remix of the popular Numix theme by satya164, using the Solarized color scheme created by Ethan Shoonover. 

The Gnome Shell theme is satya164's Elegance Colors theme – the presets are included as .ini files and can be installed by placing them in ~/.config/elegance-colors/presets/ (big thanks to satya164 for suggesting that solution, wouldn't have thought of that possibility myself), and then selected in the Elegance Colors settings application.

The suggested fonts for this theme are Adobe Source Sans and Adobe Source Code, which are available here: 
sourceforge.net/projects/sourc… sourceforge.net/adobe/sourceco… (they are also available through the repos of quite a few distributions, e.g. Fedora and Arch).

This is my first attempt at theming, meaning there are probably quite a few things I've messed up or missed. Please don't hesitate to report  any bugs or problems here. I hope to set up a Git repository in the future, but for now I'll just upload the theme and any updates here. Gnome Shell is what I'm running myself, so that's what is getting most of my attention – if there are bugs in other DEs, please let me know and I'll do my best to fix them.

CHANGELOG

2014-07-02
- Updated theme to comply with the latest version of Numix, lots of small changes. Most notably the tabs now look like they should, and the window background in Gnome Files will now no longer change color when all tabs but one are closed.
- Updated the preview image to reflect the changes (i.e. the new tabs).

2014-06-14
- The zip file should be up to date now, apparently DA didn't play nice with the last upload for some reason.

2014-06-06
- Simplified the accent colors script as per the suggestions of jensbob
- Set the tint value of the elegance colors themes to 0
- Increased the elegance colors themes font size to 10p
- Re-added the proper names to the elegance colors theme files (don't know when those got lost, but apparently it happened and now it's fixed)
- Updated the installation instructions

2014-05-06
- Fixed the accent color script, should now work properly with the gtk2 theme as well.
- Fixed the violet accent color.

2014-05-01
- Changed a typo in the accent color script, the red should now be the actual Solarized red instead of some weird hue of magenta.

2014-04-30
- Added a bash script for changing the selected background color variable.
- Tweaked the elegance colors settings.
- Updated the description.
- Updated the preview image.

2014-04-28
- Merged with the latest Numix theme, lots of small changes.
- The blue accent colour is back, mainly for consistency reasons. That gray was to much of an eyesore in some applications, e.g. Gnome Tweak Tool.
- Updated the preview image to reflect the new look.

2014-02-22
- Added a transparent Elegance Colors preset
- Fixed the xfwm4-theme (I hope)
- Updated the preview image
- Misc. fixes 

2014-01-04
- Changed the "osd_base" and "osd_foreground" colors of the light theme, thereby making Gnome Terminal light instead of dark.

2014-01-03
- Added a light version of the GTK theme
- Updated the preview image

2013-12-29
- Fixed some weird button coloring in the dark Elegance Colors preset
- Made the Elegance Colors presets more square to better fit the look of the GTK theme 
- Added "#Name" information to the .ini files to make them installable as Elegance Colors presets as per the suggestion of satya164
- Added a light Elegance Colors preset (initial release, will probably need some tweaking)
- Updated installation instructions

2013-12-24
- Fixed the typo in gtk.css resulting in a "gtk-warning **: theme parsing error missing semicolon at end of color definition" error message.
- Tweaked the Gnome Shell theme settings slightly
- Removed the shadow from the Gnome Shell theme
- Removed the separate Gnome Shell Themes, seeing  as Elegance Colors does not want to export themes at the moment (it is also easier to maintain just the .ini files). If anyone wants the old file, just post a comment and i'll provide a link.
- Updated the preview image

2013-12-06
- Tweaked the dark Gnome Shell theme, highlights now much more subtle

2013-12-05
- Fixed the dark theme window manager colors, should now match the light theme
- Tweaked the Gnome Shell themes

2013-12-04:2
- Added a dark Gnome Shell theme
- Added installation instructions
- Restructured the theme folder, Gnome Shell themes are now separate from the GTK theme
- Gnome Shell themes are now named Elegance Colors Solarized and Elegance Colors Solarized Dark

2013-12-04:1
- Added proper window manager colors
- Changed the preview picture to match the updated theme

2013-12-03:2
- Added the extracted Gnome Shell theme from Elegance Colors to the theme folder

2013-12-03:1
- Initial release
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leandrw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Perfect.
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Any update for GTK 3.14? The theme missing checkboxes and radio buttons with GTK 3.14:

Numix Solarized

Numix Blue
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Everything is kind of on a hiatus until Satya164 and the other developers work out all the kinks of the original Numix theme under 3.14. My guess is that the creator of Numix Blue implemented a workaround for the checkboxes, I saw something along those lines being discussed on the mailing list for the Numix github repository a while back. I could of course do something similar, like adopting the same fix, but I'd prefer to just wait until Numix properly supports GTK 3.14 and then implement all the new changes at once. There is still a long way to go until Numix and its derivatives support GTK 3.14 properly. For example, Gnome Tweak Tool still looks like this using Numix Blue: www.dropbox.com/s/vm8mmlahajp7…
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serdotlinecho Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thank you for your explanation. Actually, it's aur.archlinux.org/packages/num…numix-themes-archblue-git from AUR. I cannot test the themes on gnome-tweak-tool because I don't have gnome-shell installed.
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The dark theme is actually solarized light colors, I'm not sure what the light theme is, but it's not solarized. Do you have an actually dark theme that will make windows dark blue with light grey text?
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The dark theme has a dark title bar, the light theme has a light one. :-) If you mean a theme that's entirely dark, I would suggest enabling the "Global Dark Theme" option in Gnome Tweak Tool.
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Where is that in Xubuntu?
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hm, that't indeed a problem – Gnome Tweak Tool does not work in XFCE for obvious reasons, but it seamed reasonable to assume that the option to use the alternate all-dark theme for GTK3 apps would be available somewhere in XFCEs settings. But alas – I installed an XFCE session on my system and toyed around with it a bit, but there does indeed not seam to be any way to do that.

The dark theme is still there, however. You could just remove "gtk.css" from the "gtk-3.0" directory in the "Numix Solarized" folder and then rename "gtk-dark.css" to "gtk.css" – that should result in an all-dark theme for GTK3 apps.
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I did that and then restarted, nothing seems to have changed.
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Apparently one needs to also change the GTK2 theme. Try this, see if that works for you: www.dropbox.com/s/ce7b4hhh6iq2…
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, just noticed another tiny issue. Using the Ultra-dark theme, tooltips show up as beige rectangles with no visible text. It seems both the tooltop and the tooltip text are the same light color.

Any chance of that getting fixed?
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet, it works! Now my laptop is all dark.
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mouseparanoia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Could you provide a link to that wallpaper you used for the screenshot?
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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Skrell Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
link doesn't seem to be working?  Any alternate?
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, right – wallbase is down and gone forever. Here's a dropbox link: www.dropbox.com/s/7drcutb5ve0h…
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Found a new link for the wallpaper (still not the original source though, would love to know who drew it): digitalart.io/wp-content/uploa…
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luX0r-reload Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Beautiful theme but in Elementary OS Luna appears white labels on light background and it's difficult to see them.
Can you verify this little bug?

Thanks in advance :)
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't run Elementary, so verifying it might not be the easiest thing for me. :-) But if I know more precisely what the bug is I might be able to fix it. Could you post a screenshot of the problem? 
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luX0r-reload Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Ok. Here's a sample screenshot with white labels (not properly visible) on light background:

dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24…

Thanx!
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hm, that's weird. It looks just fine in the bzr version of Pantheon Files that I'm able to install in Arch, which is my current dist. Then again, the bzr verison of Pantheon Files that I'm running does not have a properties dialog like that – yours looks more like the one in Gnome Files.


You're running Elementary Luna, right? If I'm not entirely mistaken that distro uses GTK 3.4 (?), which would make it incompatible with the original Numix theme and thereby all other themes derived from it. Satya164 provides an old version of Numix for GTK versions older than 3.6, but the older code is a real pain to work with compared to the current one when it comes to derivative themes like mine. However, I do have an old version of my theme lying around where the gtk-css looks fairly similar to the Numix one for older versions of GTK. Does this solve your problem? www.dropbox.com/s/o64v27xqm702…
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luX0r-reload Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Hi,
yes i'm on elementary os luna and yes it uses GTK 3.4.
Same white labels appears in several applications, e.g. Brasero.

Older version don't solve my problem :(

Thanx for support.
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, there's not much to do then. Or, well, there is in principle – I could of course maintain two versions of the theme, but I don't even have the time to maintain one version properly at the moment...


I guess you'll just have to wait until they finally release that beta of Elementary Freya, shouldn't be that long (hopefully). :-)
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jensbob Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Nice work! Unfortunately the updated shell script is missing in the latest version. I made my own edits and included the option for a custom color. The red color is still the magenta one, but it might be easier to maintain like this.

Cheers

#!/bin/bash
# Sets the selected_bg_color to one of the Solarized accent colors
read -p "Please chose an accent color. (yellow, orange, red, magenta, violet, blue, cyan, green or custom) : " color

if [ $color = yellow ]
then
               hexcolor=b58900
elif [ $color = orange ]
then
               hexcolor=cb4b16
elif [ $color = red ]
then
               hexcolor=dc32ff
elif [ $color = magenta ]
then
               hexcolor=d33682
elif [ $color = violet ]
then
               hexcolor=dc322f
elif [ $color = blue ]
then
               hexcolor=268bd2
elif [ $color = cyan ]
then
               hexcolor=2aa198
elif [ $color = green ]
then
hexcolor=859900
elif [ $color = custom ]
      then
               read -p "Please chose an hex code for the color (without the #): " hexcolor
fi

sed -i "s/selected_bg_color #.*;/selected_bg_color #$hexcolor;/g" gtk-3.0/gtk.css
sed -i "s/selected_bg_color #.*;/selected_bg_color #$hexcolor;/g" gtk-3.0/gtk-dark.css
sed -i  "s/selected_bg_color:#.*\\\ntex/selected_bg_color:#$hexcolor\\\ntex/g" gtk-2.0/gtkrc

echo "Accent color set to $color (#$hexcolor)"
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hm, it's right there as far as I can see, one .sh file in each of the theme folders (e.g. "/Numix Solarized Light/accent_colors.sh"). On the other hand, I should probably be more clear about the location of the script in the ReadMe file...

But yes, that code is certainly superior to the one I managed to cobble together. I knew right from the start that it was kind of moronic to provide the same sed instructions once for each color, but I didn't have a proper idea of how to implement something more elegant. Now I do though – thanks for the suggestion! I'll get right to it.
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jensbob Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
:-) oh right, my bad.  I just saw the file "solarize.sh~".

At least it might have helped to improve your script. I think the only things one has to be cautious about when using a variable within the sed command is to use the double quotations and within those "\\" is not enough for a backslash but you need "\\\".
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
New version uploaded, thanks a bunch. Had to put the bash variable within single quotation marks in the sed script, otherwise it would replace the hex color code with the text "$hexcolor". Something like this, in other words:

sed -i 's/selected_bg_color #.*;/selected_bg_color #'$hexcolor';/g' gtk-3.0/gtk.css
sed -i 's/selected_bg_color #.*;/selected_bg_color #'$hexcolor';/g' gtk-3.0/gtk-dark.css
sed -i 's/nselected_bg_color:#.*\\ntext/nselected_bg_color:#'$hexcolor'\\ntext/g' gtk-2.0/gtkrc
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cuviper Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
BTW, the download still appears to be the May 6 version.
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hm, that's weird... Had to re-add the preview image, not doing so apparently broke the file upload. Should work now.
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emailandthings Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
awesome work, but I do have a question...

why use sourceforge at all? isnt github more modern?
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You'd better ask Adobe that, I'm not the one responsible for the development of their open source fonts ;-)
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lightonflux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Great, would love to see the dark version. :)
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I played around with the idea of a darker version, but I didn't really like the way it turned out (or rather the way I could not make it look like I wanted due to limited skills). I might give it another shot once I have some more time to spare.
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Kamiru-desu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What icon theme do you use in the screenshot?
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be Elementary, the branch found here: code.launchpad.net/~danrabbit/…

Easiest way to get them is to just download them using bazaar, by typing "bzr branch lp:elementaryicons" in the terminal efter navigating to the directory where you want them (typically "/usr/share/icons/")
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yo-bhan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awsome dude :happybounce: 
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actionless Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
nice idea
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qlolo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Using this under xfce and it looks great!
Found no matching xfwm4 theme inside (there's plain old Numix one) so I edited it myself: www.dropbox.com/s/6mrjvcbugc78…
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great! I hadn't gotten around to making a proper mod for xfce yet, mostly since I don't run that DE myself and editing lots of PNGs takes more time than changing a few color codes. Guess you beat me to it! :-)
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Xfwm uses XPMs. You can just replace colors with sed.
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat, hadn't thought of that. Thanks!
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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kmkrebs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I'd really appreciate if someone could throw together a matching solarized numix cinnamon theme.
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess Minty Colors would work fairly well. It's basically Elegance Colors for Cinnamon, which should mean that you can set the colors yourself: satya164.deviantart.com/art/Ci…

I'm not sure you could use the same .ini file, but the color codes are readily available on the Solarized project page: ethanschoonover.com/solarized

As I don't run Cinnamon I don't really have the ability nor inclination to do any testing of all this, but in theory this approach should work. :-)
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zagortenay333 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Minty colors is outdated and not supported.
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zagortenay333 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Meant not "maintained" not "not supported"
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bitterologist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, my bad. Not much to do then. In principle though it's fairly easy to modify just the colors of a theme – just open cinnamon.css and change the color codes. Why not give it a shot?
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freakandelle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Awesome work. I have a problem with the shell them though. I get some kind of shading underneath the top bar, which is... well... ugly. I haven't tried applying the shell them with elegance-colors yet.
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